Jane C. Bennett, obituary

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 1:15pm

DURHAM, New Hampshire — Jane Chapman Bennett, wife of Albert Bennett, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Durham, New Hampshire on the morning of April 3, 2021. Her children, grandchildren and husband, Albert, were at her bedside during her last days.

Born in Camden, December 12, 1938, she was the daughter of Arthur and Rosalie Chapman. She attended Kents Hill School and graduated from South Portland High School. She attended Westbrook Junior College,
Farmington State College, and the University of Maine, where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Education. After teaching briefly in the elementary school, she later attended NHTI-Concord’s community college, receiving a degree in nursing. 

Jane married Albert B. Bennett, Jr. on June 11, 1960. They resided in Durham, New Hampshire since 1968, where they raised their three sons, Albert, Garrett and Gregory.

In addition to her teaching and nursing career, Jane was passionate about volunteering, social justice and the environment. Some of her volunteering included: The League of Women Voters, UNH Marine Docent, Easter
Seals Drives, and helping in relocating new families. She was a frequently published contributor of letters to the editor in Foster’s Daily Democrat.

However, Jane’s absolute favorite hobby, was videography. Whenever you were with Jane, you could count on those moments being memorialized on videotape! As a result, family and friends will be able to enjoy these precious moments, from casual dinners and gatherings, to formal events and shows, for years to come. Jane donated this considerable skill to many organizations as well, spending hours on the final editing.

She is survived by her husband, Albert Bradley Bennett, Jr.; sons Albert III, Gregory, Garrett, and his wife Raissa; grandchildren Elayna and Liam; stepmother Laurette Chapman; sister Jean Cogguillo; and brother Arthur Chapman and his wife Connie.

Jane will be laid to rest in a graveside service on Friday, April 9, at 2 p.m., in the Rockville Cemetery, Rt. 17, Rockport. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter, & Hutchins Funeral Home in Rockland, www.bchfh.com. If you would like to view or leave a tribute to Jane, please visit: https://www.forevermissed.com/jane-chapman-bennett/about.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to: https://environmentnewhampshire.org